When we came back from our trip from California last month, I definitely experienced a discontent with our simple life in Iowa (mainly to do with the landscape). Having lived here most of my life, I always felt like I missed out on growing up near a beach or large body of water.
But then I am reminded every Fall of how cleansing it is to experience four different seasons. Having such a visual signifier of change can motivate me to make new goals or help put certain things to rest. Autumns here almost make up for a lack of an ocean. Almost:)
This Fall brings about many new changes for our little family. Changes at work, church, and possibly our living situation. Papa starts a brand new job next week, which has us toying with the idea of purchasing a house. We have held off for a variety of reasons, but the more we think about it, the more it makes sense for us at this time. The whole process definitely makes me nervous, but I am looking forward to taking it with stride and patience...
Throughout my life, I've maintained a variety of diaries both online & off. I've journaled pretty much since I could hold a pen, so writing is a very natural expression of documenting my comings & goings. Deciding how much to share with "the public" though is a lot harder for me to do. Needless to say, I'm still trying to figure out how to balance that with my passion for blogging.
Thank you, readers - whoever you are - for keeping me somewhat accountable. There's over 180 million other blogs out there, so I appreciate that you've taken the time to visit mine. xx